Explosion and Fire at Valero Refinery in Texas City

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April 19, 2018– The Valero refinery in Texas City, TX had an explosion and fire in the evening at about 1700 hours, according to multiple sources. However fortunately, no casualties have been reported so far. Now the City of Texas reports that the fire has been contained and there have been no casualties. Ambient air quality is being monitored. The cause of the fire was not known but we presume it will be investigated thoroughly.